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Saving big ticket projects like Google Glass with collaborative innovation

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I read some interesting comments about the much publicised “failure” of Google Glass  from Google’s Innovation Chief Astro Teller this week from the legendary SWSW festival, courtesy of Seb Joseph at The Drum. In a nutshell he explains that the innovation team encouraged too much attention for the wearable technology and that they “did things which encouraged people to think …

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Corporate entrepreneurship

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This past weekend our CEO Simon Hill published a reflection in the Business Reporter on the corporate entrepreneur – has its time finally arrived? Here’s a short excerpt: Breakthrough innovation is the introduction of new ideas that drive a different way of doing things. This requires risk taking. Breakthrough innovators are willing to make decisions and choices on the basis …

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Innovation Roundup 06 March 2015

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Is Innovation More About People or Process? What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? An article from Harvard Business Review by Andrea Ovans. The Power of Twitter: 3 Communications Tips for Social Open Innovation. Jessica Day from business 2 community gives some key tips to spreading your company’s online presence and being more effective on …

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Meet Alin, our new apprentice

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If you’ve been reading this blog recently you will know already that we are very invested in nurturing talent and providing a good environment for people to grow and develop their skills. As such we are investing in apprenticeship programmes as we believe they are beneficial for everyone. We have taken in a second apprentice recently and we asked him …

Meet Will, our new apprentice

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You may have seen one of our blog posts recently about how successful our colleague Marvyn was with his apprenticeship. As such, we have now taken on board more people, to be trained and hopefully in the end of the process, join our ranks. We have asked him to write a bit about his reasons for doing an apprenticeship as …

5 best TED talks on innovation

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TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a set of conferences founded in 1984 as a one-off event. It was then established as a regular conference in 1990, which has been growing not just in numbers but also popularity since they started getting shared on the internet. The main focus of these conferences started as technology and design and it’s no …